The Currier Museum is excited to be installing a monumental sculpture by the internationally celebrated sculptor Fernando Botero (b. 1932). The bronze sculpture, titled Donna Seduta (Seated Woman), of 2001 depicts a reclining woman and reflects Botero’s life-long interest in celebrating the beauty of the human form. The sculpture is gigantic: it measures 8 by 7 by 7 feet and weighs over one ton.
“We are delighted to display this masterwork by one of Latin America’s most accomplished artists,” stated Currier Museum Curator Andrew Spahr. “Botero has been inspired by classical sculpture and Modernists like Matisse and Picasso, artists represented in the Currier’s collection. Like much of his work, Donna Seduta captures the artist’s joy in sculpting the female form.”
Well represented in major museums, Botero often exhibits his largest sculptures in outdoor urban settings in South America, Europe, and the US – and now right here in Manchester at the Currier.
The giant sculpture on loan from a private collector through early February 2018. It will be installed on Tuesday October 10 at the main entrance at the Currier Museum. The public is invited to watch the installation.
About the Artist
Fernando Botero Angulo (born 19 April 1932) is a Colombian figurative artist and sculptor. Born in Medellín, his signature style, also known as “Boterismo”, depicts people and figures in large, exaggerated volume, which can represent political criticism or humor, depending on the piece. He is considered the most recognized and quoted living artist from Latin America, and his art can be found in highly visible places around the world, such as Park Avenue in New York City and the Champs-Élysées in Paris.